Month: October 2017

Exploring the Dark at Reykjavik Calling

Exploring the Dark at Reykjavik Calling

“Oh, so you’re going to see the girly band?” Our neighbor looked sympathetically at my husband, sure he was being dragged to Mammút’s set by me, his wife. We laughed him off. We had already identified the middle-aged man in the camper next to our tent in the Eistnaflug campground as one of those whose…

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Dear Diary, Constitution Article 1 §5.3

Dear Diary, Constitution Article 1 §5.3

It’s not exactly great literature, but like a lot of literature, the Constitution is a simple text people have argued about for centuries. Unlike most literature, the outcomes from those arguments affect our lives every day, even if we aren’t aware of them. I like to know about the things that affect my life, when…

My Favorite Opera: The Barber of Seville at Seattle Opera

My Favorite Opera: The Barber of Seville at Seattle Opera

I think The Barber of Seville might be my favorite opera. The only thing that detracted from my enjoyment when I watched it last weekend was that every scene made me think, “I wish I’d brought my kids.” Because every single scene is so delightful, so funny, so beautiful, I hated for them to miss…

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Rules of Order, Jimmy Stewart and the Supermajority, Constitution Article 1 §5.2

Rules of Order, Jimmy Stewart and the Supermajority, Constitution Article 1 §5.2

It’s not exactly great literature, but like a lot of literature, the Constitution is a simple text people are still arguing about centuries after publication. Unlike most literature, the outcomes from those arguments affect our lives every day, even if we aren’t aware of them. I like to know about the things that affect my…

Doe Babies Forever

Doe Babies Forever

October is a favorite month, filled with birthdays, anniversaries, and that bestest of holidays, Halloween. But in a few more weeks, the winter gloom will start to sink in, the holidays will start to feel like pressure, and I’ll start thinking about early bird tickets to summer festivals. I’ve taken my kids to lots of…

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Tasting Iceland, Naturally

Tasting Iceland, Naturally

Taste of Iceland, the annual, four-day Icelandic culture festival in Seattle (and a few other cities) turns 10 this year. October is high season for colds in my child-filled household, so I don’t always make it. For the 10th anniversary, Taste of Iceland is pulling out all the stops, with so many events that they…

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Self-judging Elections, Constitution Article 1 §5.1

Self-judging Elections, Constitution Article 1 §5.1

On Wednesdays we study the Constitution. It’s not exactly great literature, but like a lot of literature, it’s a simple text that people are arguing about centuries after publication. Unlike most literature, the outcomes from those arguments affect our lives every day, even if we aren’t aware of them. I like to know about the…

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